Before a student can commence a clinical placement in a NSW Health facility, students must complete most of the following mandatory requirements.
- Australian police checks must be obtained from an Australian State or Territory Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, or an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited body only.
- National criminal record checks are valid for five years since the date of issue.
- If a charge or conviction is listed on the National Police Check, then students must apply for a risk assessment.
- National police check frequently asked questions
- Overseas students are required to provide a National Police Check from their home country or any country they have resided in since turning 18 years of age. If they cannot provide this police check, they can sign the Overseas Student Statutory Declaration.
- Students must undertake vaccinations as per policy.
- Immunisation frequently asked questions.
- Students must complete the Health Declaration Tuberculosis Assessment Form (Attachment 7) which can be found at the back of the policy directive.
- This form must be submitted within 4 months of the first clinical placement.
- Students need to complete the Health Declaration (Attachment 6) which can be found at the back of the policy directive.
- Students attending placements in Commonwealth subsidised aged care facilities may be required to sign the Aged Care Statutory Declaration.
- Students attending placements with National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) service providers, may be subject to further requirements including having to have a police check every 4 years.
- Students in Medicine, Midwifery, Dentistry & Oral Health and Paramedicine are required to be screened for Blood Borne Viruses every three years. Students are required to then sign the declaration and present it to NSW Health as part of the verification process.
- This requirement only applies to students commencing a course in one of these disciplines from 24/06/2019.
- Student declaration